Tech News Weekly (Audio)

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Tech News Weekly hosted by Jason Howell and Megan Morrone brings you interviews from tech journalists who make or break the top stories of the week. Megan and Jason give you more context and perspective, with an in-depth look at the fast-paced world of technology and how it is changing our lives. Records every Thursday at 5:30pm Eastern / 2:30pm Pacific / 22:30 UTC.

  

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TNW 14: Nits Nits Nits

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:31 Ed Bott from ZDNet says not to panic about Spectre and Meltdown, and details why Microsoft had to retract its update amid failing AMD hardware.
  • 16:00 Patrick Norton from AVexcel joins from the Consumer Electronics Show floor to discuss the latest Television tech, including a rollable OLED panel.
  • 35:33 Sam Abuelsamid for Navigant Research discusses how smart assistant technology is becoming more commonplace in automobiles, and taking a ride in an autonomous vehicle in Vegas.
  • 48:40 Allison Sheridan from Podfeet.com shares some of her favorite off-the-wall tech from the show including Faraday cage briefs for men.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

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Posted on 12 January 2018 | 1:33 am


TNW 13: The Amazon Black Mirror

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  • 1:26 Researcher Daniel Carter talks about Crowdtap, Clever and other underpaid jobs that robots can't do.
  • 14:52 Lindsey Turrentine from CNET talks about what IoT to expect at CES
  • 26:39 Kim Gavin tells us about her new startup - a wearable that lets kids wander.
  • 40:26 Spectre and Meltdown are here and its time to change your passwords and update when you can.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

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Posted on 5 January 2018 | 12:48 am


TNW 12: Best Interviews of 2017

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Megan Morrone and Jason Howell picked some of their favorite interviews from the year. Becky Worley shares her thoughts on surviving on social media in 2017. Marques Brownlee got to ride in the Tesla Model 3 and shared his experience. Louise Matstakis took a closer look at vending machines in Russia that generate likes. Nsikan Akpan talks about bioMASON, a company that uses bacteria to make cement. Finally, Mathy VanHoef discovered the huge KRACK vulnerability and details some of the misconceptions making waves.

  • 2:03: Becky Worley
  • 18:23: Marques Brownlee
  • 31:16: Louise Matstakis
  • 41:10: Nsikan Akpan
  • 48:08: Mathy VanHoef

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Becky Worley, Marques Brownlee, Louise Matsakis, Nsikan Akpan, and Mathy Vanhoef

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Posted on 28 December 2017 | 8:00 pm


TNW 11: The Year of Reckoning

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Jason Howell and Megan Morrone talk to the week's newsmakers and breakers.

  • 1:11 Rachel Abrams, business reporter for the New York Times, discovered that Google's knowledge graph showed her as dead, so she went through many steps to get it fixed.
  • 19:20 Tom Merritt, host of Cord Killers, talks about the year in cord-cutting, and how far streaming services have come as more people get rid of their cable subscriptions for online content.
  • 34:50 Brett Glass of LARIAT, a wireless ISP in Wyoming, shares his perspectives on the Net Neutrality repeal, and why he thinks it's not all doom and gloom.
  • 48:17 Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica details his favorite games from 2017, as well as what he fears might happen with low-quality games flooding the market heading into 2018.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Rachel Abrams, Tom Merritt, Brett Glass, and Sam Machkovech

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Posted on 21 December 2017 | 10:30 pm


TNW 10: The Internet Is FCC'd

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Jason Howell and Megan Morrone talk to the week's newsmakers and breakers.

  • 1:37 Ernesto Falcon from the EFF talks about the good news and the bad news about the FCC's decision about Net Neutrality.
  • 13:58 Mark Spoonauer from Tom' Guide discusses Uber, Juicero, the HomePod and other big tech fails of 2017
  • 27:16 Ian Sherr from CNET tells us about the kids behind the Mirai botnet and how it started in Minecraft. Also, what happens to the bitcoin that the hackers had to turn over?
  • 38:15 Debra Ruh is a podcaster, writer, and CEO who explains the importance of accessibility and inclusion in tech.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Ernesto Falcon, Mark Spoonauer, Ian Sherr, and Debra Ruh

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Posted on 15 December 2017 | 2:01 am


TNW 9: Lost Einsteins of Tech

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Larry Magid from ConnectSafely discusses why he thinks Facebook's new Messenger Kids app takes the appropriate steps to keep kids safe. Jeremy Burge from Emojipedia covers the changes on the horizon that are listed in the 2018 beta EMOJI list. Alex Ball, a Harvard PhD candidate, covers his study that shows the lost opportunity cost for low-income students and how that results in Lost Einsteins. Scott Wilkinson from AVSforum lists some of his favorite sound bars for the year, and why a sound bar is a worthy investment for your home theater.

  • 2:05 Larry Magid
  • 14:35 Jeremy Burge
  • 26:32 Alex Ball
  • 38:46 Scott Wilkinson

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Larry Magid, Jeremy Burge, Alex Bell, and Scott Wilkinson

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Posted on 8 December 2017 | 1:42 am


TNW 8: Iowa Nice

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Jason Howell and Megan Morrone talk to Laurie Segall about her show Mostly Human that found out what happened when the Electrolux Factory left a small town in Iowa and Jack Dorsey from Twitter came in to try to save it. Kurt Wagner from Recode discusses how Snapchat is separating the social from the media. Gaming veteran Nanea Reeves talks about her new company that will let you alter your mood in VR. And the founder of a tablet for seniors.

  • 1:53 Laurie Segall
  • 16:16 Kurt Wagner
  • 27:41 Nanea Reeves
  • 41:44 Isaac Lien

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Laurie Segall, Kurt Wagner, Nanea Reeves, and Isaac Lien

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Posted on 1 December 2017 | 12:43 am


TNW 7: The Mystery Is Gone

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Jason Howell and Megan Morrone take the newly announced OnePlus 5T for a spin. Adam Burakowski from The Wirecutter talks about what kinds of deals will be had on Black Friday. David Hewlett talks about what it's like working with Red Giant technology to create the 80's throwback short film Hewlogram. Tom McLeod, CEO of Omni, talks about bringing the sharing economy to people's unused storage items.

  • 13:24 Adam Burakowski
  • 27:12 David Hewlett
  • 43:11 Tom McLeod

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Adam Burakowski, David Hewlett, and Tom McLeod

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Posted on 17 November 2017 | 1:22 am


TNW 6: Tiny Buzz Aldrin

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

Jason Howell and Megan Morrone talk to Sapna Maheshwari from the New York Times about the dark corners on YouTube Kids. Kashmir Hill of Gizmodo has been researching some crazy stories about Facebook's People You Might Know feature. Ben Fox Rubin from CNET offers tips on voice shopping and other new ways to buy stuff online. Plus, privacy vs. convenience with the new Amazon Key service that lets a delivery person into your house to drop off packages. Ben Stein from 8i Studios based out of Culver City California to show how you can record of photorealistic holograms of people that you can view in VR later.

  • 1:22 Sapna Maheshwari
  • 17:00 Kashmir Hill
  • 31:58 Ben Fox Rubin
  • 43:34 Ben Stein

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Sapna Maheshwari, Kashmir Hill, Ben Fox Rubin, and Ben Stein

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Posted on 10 November 2017 | 1:20 am